Western Australian BMC
Michael has been a member of the Branch Management Committee since 2014 and is the current President of the Western Australia Branch. Michael is a Curtin University graduate and has experience across the health spectrum as a case manager for complex patients within the health system. Michael has a particular interest in the social determinants of health, the complexity of mental health and substance use, and trauma-informed practice. Since his election in 2016, Michael has worked with the WA branch to gain better access for regional and remote Social Work practitioners.
Michelle Blogna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and has worked many roles at Indigo Junction including working with youth, families and predominately in homelessness prevention. Currently, Michelle is working with complex care leavers which she finds very rewarding. Michelle has worked on providing the Evidence Base for the Strong Fathers’ Project and is a passionate part of the Indigo Junction team looking to improve outcomes for the people in her community.
Warwick Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Western Australia and has been a Social Worker for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in mental health and has been in numerous leadership positions in both community organisations and the Western Australian Department of Health. Warwick has been a clinician in paediatrics, child and adolescent and adult mental health services and within the community sector.
Warwick Smith has been on the Branch Management Committee since 2016 including for a period previously in 1985-86.
In 2016 Warwick travelled to Italy to present on youth mental health at the World Health Organisation’s Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health.
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